I was recently sent a quart of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to review. Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is certified organic according to strict USDA requirements. It is hand-made in the Philippines the traditional way. Virgin Coconut oil is different from other coconut oils because it is made from fresh, certified organic coconuts and they have the distinct aroma and taste of coconuts present. Tasteless coconut oils are probably made from copra, not fresh coconuts. You can use Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil in many recipes in place of oil and butter. The Tropical Traditions website has oodles of recipes from appetizers to desserts. I chose to make the chocolate almond bark. The ingredients were super simple and listed below. It took about 4 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes in the freezer. It had a great rich dark chocolate flavor. If you like it a little sweeter I would add more honey. There are so many other recipes I cannot wait to try.
Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe
Servings: 8-10 Preparation Time: 10 minutes
1. In a saucepan, combine cocoa powder and virgin coconut oil. Melt on low heat, stirring continuously.
2. Add honey and stir for 1-2 minutes until combined.
3. Remove from heat. Let cool for 1-2 minutes.
4. Add in almonds.
5. Line an 8×8 glass dish with parchment paper. Pour chocolate mixture into the dish.
6. Put in the freezer for 30 minutes (or until hard).
7. Remove from the freezer, break into squares and enjoy!
8. Store in the fridge, otherwise chocolate bark will melt.
Mommy Ramblings thinks that Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil will help you with your holiday cooking and baking this season and so we have added it to our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide under the section: Products to Help Make Your Holidays Merry and Bright! You can find out how to use Coconut Oil HERE as well as look at the frequently asked questions about Coconut Oil by clicking HERE!
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